Absa Premiership

Pitso: The Gods of football were with us

2017-02-22 09:29
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that his charges were lucky enough to come away with a 2-1 victory over Platinum Stars.

Mosimane's side played some exquisite attacking football in the first-half, but only had the one goal to show for their efforts, scored by Themba Zwane after just 11 minutes.

But Dikwena looked the better team for much of the second half and hit back with an early equaliser after the break from Sphamandla Mlilo, while threatening to go in front on a few occasions.

However, they were caught on the counter in the closing stages as Khama Billiat linked up well with Tau before firing home the winner on 84 minutes.

"Tonight we were very wasteful in the first-half. The Gods of football were with us - we managed to score," Mosimane said as quoted by KickOff.

"To be honest at half-time I never coached because I was very emotional. I told them they've been wasteful and that is not how champions behave. That is the behaviour of the after-effects of winning a cup.

"The first-half we could have scored how many? And then they got their chance and they scored."

Mosimane said that that after such an underwhelming performance he feels that his side does not deserve much praise despite the victory.

"I know Percy got Man of the Match but he didn't play well in the first-half in my opinion," he said.

"Anthony (Laffor) I don't even want to talk about that. Not to say that I'm criticising them. I love them and I praise them. But why should I praise them tonight after this?"

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